About the Book:
It all began when the old man died.
On a ship of exiles bound for the edge of civilization, he passes on his life’s work to a band of youths. He gives each of them a piece of information that leads to a mythical treasure.
The five friends – the lord’s son, the soldier, the thief, the beautiful river pirate and the wizard’s apprentice – all agree to join the hunt.
They arrive on the shores of Forlorn eager to begin their journey, but find a community plagued by threats from pirates and man-eating giants. The friends must choose to either stay and help those who have taken them in or to venture into unknown lands in search of a prize that may not even exist.
Either choice promises excitement, danger ─ and death.
Here it is. Sometimes, an author's prose just defies logic. By that, I mean, the prose is so commandingly beautiful that you have to sit down, pause, and ask yourself where it came from. Poindexter did it to me here.
Now, that out of the way, about the story. Take The Goonies, Pirates of the Caribbean, and sprinkle dark fairy dust on top, and you'll have a good idea how this story goes. Lots of magic, pirates, and an adventure to boot. There is no Jack Sparrow here, however. Instead, there is a line up of five young friends who join together to fight the darkness and save the day.
A must read for teens. And, well, anyone else who loves adventure.